Lymphedema sometimes happens when your lymphatic fluid builds up after
surgery or radiation treatments, and leads to the extreme swelling of
an arm or leg.
If you are diagnosed with lymphedema after cancer treatment or surgery,
your healthcare team will recommend you visit our Lymphedema Clinic, Baton
Rouge's only lymphedema treatment center recognized by the National
Our certified lymphedema therapists work with you one-on-one to promote
optimal physical and psychological recovery and will give you information
on what to expect after surgery, how to control edema, what exercises
will help you, and how to prevent future instances of lymphedema.
We also have certified instructors for Healthy Steps' "Moving
You To Better Health with the Lebed Method," a fun, therapeutic exercise
and movement program that is open to everyone who has had cancer, radiation,
chemotherapy and any chronic disorders such as lymphedema. To see a schedule
of these classes,
You may also find our
lymphedema support group and lymph drainage massage helpful.